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34th year  -  N° 350                 Monday, 16 December 2019         Antwerpen		
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39 events for 30 November:

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    352 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of November 1667

    Satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, cleric and Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral Jonathan Swift known for Gulliver’s Travels is born in 7 Hoey's Court, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.


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    245 Years Ago Today He Danced a Jig

    Wednesday 30th of November 1774

    Highwayman John Rann aka Sixteen String Jack is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in Tyburn Tree, London, Tyburn, Greater London, United Kingdom.

    Shortly before Rann was to be hanged, appearing in a specially made pea-green suit adorned by a large nosegay, he enjoyed cheerful banter with both the hangman and the crowd, then danced a jig, before being publicly executed.


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    209 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of November 1810

    Weapon designer Oliver Fisher Winchester known for the Winchester repeating rifle is born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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    195 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of November 1824

    Banker and forger Henry Fauntleroy is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in Newgate Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    189 Years Ago Today He Was not Poisoned

    Tuesday 30th of November 1830

    253rd Pope Pius VIII dies of poor health at the age of 69 in Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

    Certain theories have emerged suggesting that Pius VIII was poisoned but no proof has been found to verify this claim.


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    184 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of November 1835

    Writer Mark Twain known the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, United States.


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    145 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of November 1874

    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.


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    134 Years Ago Today His Head Had Been Torn Clean from His Shoulders

    Monday 30th of November 1885

    Murderer Robert Goodale is executed by hanging by John Berry at the age of 45 in Norwich Castle, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

    When the drop fell, officials were horrified to find that Goodale's head had been torn clean from his shoulders.


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    119 Years Ago Today He Died a Catholic

    Friday 30th of November 1900

    Poet and writer Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde dies of meningitis at the age of 46 in Hôtel d'Alsace, 13, Rue des Beaux-Arts, Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Wilde was conditionally baptised into the Catholic Church by Fr Cuthbert Dunne the day before.


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    111 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of November 1908

    154 die in coal mine explosion in Marianna, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of November 1921

    52-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is sentenced to death in 3 Place André Mignot, Versailles, Île-de-France, France.


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    94 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of November 1925

    Murderer William R. Lloyd is executed by hanging at the age of 36 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    83 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of November 1936

    Political and social activist and anarchist Abbie Abbot Howard Hoffman is born in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of November 1937

    Cyclist Tom Thomas Simpson is born in Haswell, North East, United Kingdom.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 30th of November 1937

    Film director Ridley Scott known for the neo-noir dystopian science fiction film Blade Runner is born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of November 1941

    Military commander and chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service Ali Hassan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali is born as Alī Ḥasan ʿAbd al-Majīd al-Tikrītī in Al-Awja, Salah ad Din, Iraq.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of November 1946

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Ralf Baptist Friedrich is born in Landsweiler-Reden, Saarland, Germany.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of November 1947

    Mass murderer Robert J. Dreesman is born in Algona, Iowa, United States.


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    66 Years Ago Today

    Monday 30th of November 1953

    Cubist artist Francis Picabia dies of unknown causes at the age of 74 in Paris, VIe, Île-de-France, France.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of November 1955

    Musician Billy Idol is born as William Michael Albert Broad in Stanmore, Middlesex, United Kingdom.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of November 1956

    Rapist and murderer James Franklin Bowman is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Kentucky State Penitentiary, Eddyville, Kentucky, United States.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of November 1957

    Irish republican hunger striker Thomas McElwee is born as Tomas Mac Giolla Bhuidhe in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of November 1957

    32-year-old Satan worshipper and serial rapist Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey attacks an unidentified 29-year-old nurse in Monte a l’Abbé, Saint Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of November 1962

    Triple murderer Lowell Lee Andrews aka The Nicest Boy in Wolcott is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in United States Penitentiary, Metropolitan Avenue, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

    Andrews' last meal request was for two fried chickens with sides of mashed potatoes, green beans and Pie à la Mode.


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    57 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of November 1962

    51-year-old Oskar Seidel is shot dead in the course of a robbery by serial killer Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder in Vereinigten Sparkasse Eschenbach, Neuhaus an der Pegnitz, Bayern, Germany.


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    53 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of November 1966

    Murderer James Edward Clayton is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    42 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of November 1977

    17-year-old Tina Williams is raped and killed by serial killer Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.


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    34 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 30th of November 1985

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 51st concert in Jazzbunker, Boompjeskade 17, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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    33 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of November 1986

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 60th concert at the AVE Festival in De Gele Rijder, Korenmarkt 43, Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of November 1989

    Vorstandssprecher der Deutschen Bank Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a sophisticated roadside bomb placed by the Rote Armee Fraktion at the age of 59 in Seedammweg, Bad Homborg, Hessen, Germany.

    The 7 kg bomb was hidden in a bag on a bicycle parked next to the road that the assassins knew Herrhausen would be traveling in his three-car convoy. The bomb was detonated when Herrhausen's car interrupted a beam of infrared light as it passed the bicycle. The bomb targeted the most vulnerable area of Herrhausen's car – the door where he was sitting – and required split-second timing to overcome the car's special armour plating.


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    30 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 30th of November 1989

    37-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Verena Christiane Becker is released from prison after 12 years in Justizvollzugsanstalt Willich II, Willich, Anrath, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    Becker was pardoned by Bundespresident Richard von Weizsäcker.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of November 1994

    23-year-old Rapper Tupac Shakur aka 2Pac is shot twice in the head, twice in the groin and once in the arm by three unidentified men in Quad Recording Studios, 723 7th Avenue # 10, New York, Manhattan, New York, United States.


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    25 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 30th of November 1994

    Theorist, writer, filmmaker and founding member of the Situationist International Guy Ernest Debord commits suicide by a shot through the heart at the age of 63 in Bellevue-la-Montagne, Champot, Auvergne, France.


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    23 Years Ago Today He Was Not Okay

    Saturday 30th of November 1996

    Falsetto singer and ukulele player Tiny Tim dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

    While singing his most famous song 'Tiptoe Through the Tulips' at a Gala Benefit at The Woman's Club of Minneapolis Tim suffered a heart attack on stage. He was led out by his wife Susan Marie Gardner who asked him if he was okay. Tim responded, "No, I'm not!" Those were to be his final words. Tim collapsed shortly thereafter and was rushed to the hospital where he died after doctors tried to resuscitate him for one hour and fifteen minutes.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 30th of November 1997

    Feminist punk poet Kathy Acker dies of complications of breast cancer at the age of 50 in American Biologics Clinic, 15 Azucenas Street, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of November 2001

    Murderer John Hardy Rose is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of November 2007

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 131st concert at the 'Kopstoot!' festival in De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


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    12 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of November 2007

    Daredevil and entertainer Evel Robert Craig Knievel dies of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 69 in Clearwater, Florida, United States.


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    1 Years Ago Today

    Friday 30th of November 2018

    41st President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush dies of Parkinson's disease at the age of 94 in Houston, Texas, United States.



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